Not since Desperately Seeking Susan has she played a character as believable and as lovable.
At this point, Lady Gaga has created her own performance look-n-style-n-sound and does stand apart, whereas the rest of the emerging Pop Queens have have clearly been inspired by the original Material Girl much more obviously.
They do, however,overlap in Gaga's public stance on fighting for the rights of the LGBT community, clearly supporting Madonna's politics.
What is it with musically talented Italian girls raised with Inflexible Church Values that gets them to deviate, so entertainingly ( and profitably!!!)? Suffering, all the way...to.... the.... BANK!lol